Check out our free Nevada vs New Mexico pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Albuquerque. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Nevada vs New Mexico Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds
Wolf Pack vs Lobos Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nevada Wolf Pack at New Mexico Lobos
- Where: Albuquerque at The Pit
- Date: Tuesday, February 7th
- Betting Odds: Nevada +4.5, NEVADA +159 | NMX -191 O/U 148.0
Wolf Pack Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs New Mexico, the Nevada Wolf Pack will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 18-6. On the road, the Wolf Pack will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 5-6. So far, the Wolf Pack have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Nevada will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jarod Lucas who is averaging 17.42 points per game for the Wolf Pack. Lucas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wolf Pack’s offensive game plan is the play of Kenan Blackshear who has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.75 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Nevada this season, as they are currently ranked 161st in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Wolf Pack’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 270th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Nevada, the New Mexico Lobos will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 19-4. Currently, the Lobos have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 14-1. The Lobos’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, New Mexico has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 15-2.
New Mexico’s leading scorer this season is Jamal Mashburn JR, who is averaging 19.39 points per contest. So far, JR has accounted for 23.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.39 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists. Jaelen House is the second leading scorer for the Lobos, averaging 17.26 points per game. Between him and House, they are accounting for 44.7% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, New Mexico is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.7% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: New Mexico Lobos -4.5
If you are eying this matchup between Nevada Wolf Pack and New Mexico Lobos as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking New Mexico to cover the spread as -4.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see New Mexico shooting well enough to keep the Wolf Pack at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Lobos’ to win the game and cover the spread.